1883 public laws – Ch. 232 Sec. 3

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CHAPTER 282 An act relating to graded schools in Guilford county. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact :

If at such election or elections the majority of the votes deposited by the white voters be for white school, or if the majority of the colored votes deposited by the colored voters be for colored school, then it shall be the duty of the municipal authorities of such town to establish and maintain such white school, or such colored school, as the case may be, in said town, which school or schools shall be under the control and supervision of such municipal authorities, and they shall levy and impose an assessmert upon all the taxable property of the whites situated in said town for the support of the white graded schdol, and an assessment upon all the property of the colored race situated in said town for the support of the colored graded school, as the case may be, but such assessment shall not exceed twenty-five cents on one hundred dollars valuation of property, and there shall be assessed on the white poll for the white school, and on the colored poll for the colored school, which shall not exceed seventy-five cents on the poll.

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